Little did I know when I learning to play “Raisins and Almonds” on the piano as a child, that it would become one of my favorite snacks. Mostly I was puzzled by the title and the lyrics and wondered why a child was comforted by their mother singing about raisins and almonds.
Now I understand.
Trying to eat a mainly whole foods, plant-based diet that is low on carbs and sugars rules out a lot of mainstream snack options.
Raisins + almonds to the rescue.
If I was into superheros they would be my Batman + Robin… a dynamic duo teaming up to battle hunger pangs and snack attacks. (Living in a house with three men-in-training and their father is rubbing off on me. – grin -)
And the recipe? So simple. Grab one handful of raisins and balance it with a handful of almonds.
Seriously, though, when you are changing your diet, finding your healthy “go to” item is a key to staying on track. Especially when traveling and being around others who generally eat the foods you are trying to avoid.
The keys to a successful go to snack are:
- quick and easy to prepare
- enjoyable to eat
- positively supports your diet (e.g. raisins are rich in iron, almonds in calcium and protein)
So, What is your go to snack?
Are any of these missing from your diet?
Not all plant-based diets (PBD) are created equal. If you're missing any of these essentials from your diet, besides key nutrients that help your body function at its best, you may be missing out on:
- increased energy
- better health
- dropping unnecessary weight
- reduced cravings for carbs and sugar
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